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Gandhi's individual freedom and Isaiah Berlin on Zeno's—sour grapes?

Richard Sorabji

in Gandhi and the Stoics: Modern Experiments on Ancient Values

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199644339
eISBN:
9780191745812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644339.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Isaiah Berlin at first denied that the Stoic conception of freedom was freedom at all. But the Stoic Zeno transformed the freedom enjoyed by his Cynic teachers, who mocked popular objectives. ... More


Isaiah Berlin’s Stoic revolution: depoliticization

Richard Sorabji

in Gandhi and the Stoics: Modern Experiments on Ancient Values

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199644339
eISBN:
9780191745812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644339.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Isaiah Berlin thought that Stoicism marked a revolution, namely the abandonment of political theory and of politics itself. That would make the Stoics unlike Gandhi. But they taught that the wise ... More


Challenges to the Structure

Mark LeBar

in The Value of Living Well

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199931118
eISBN:
9780199345717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931118.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter considers what objections there might be to such a framework. The most notable of these is some form of pluralism. The chapter argues that much debate about pluralism stems from the ... More


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